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Talk on ‘Restructuring India’s National Security Apparatus’

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  • February 15, 2019
    Only by Invitation
    1200 hrs

    Topic: Restructuring India’s National Security Apparatus

    Venue: Room No. 005 (Ground Floor)

    About the Speaker

    Ambassador Raghavan is Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB), which advises India’s National Security Council on security and strategic issues of immediate and long-term relevance.

    In his diplomatic career (1979-2016), he was Ambassador of India to Russia, Czech Republic and Ireland and had other diplomatic positions in USSR, UK, Poland, South Africa and Vietnam.

    He was Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office (2000-2004), dealing with foreign affairs, nuclear energy, space, defence and national security. As Secretary (2013-14) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), he handled India’s external economic relations and oversaw Administration, Security and e-governance in MEA. He also headed the Development Partnership Administration, which coordinates India’s economic partnership programs in developing countries.

    As Chairman NSAB, he engages with government departments and think tanks in India, US, Russia, Europe and Asia, on initiatives to promote understanding of India’s strategic perspectives. He writes widely on these issues.